Startup Weekend UNI Istanbul

    Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015

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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend UNI Istanbul

Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015

Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Fatih University - Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey 34500

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Free participation, Startup Weekend Fatih Uni, Istanbul

Once again in Istanbul, we are going for Startup weekend. Do not miss the chance :) 

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Friday April 10th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:50 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday April 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday April 12th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Ali Beba

Event Judges

Prof. Dr. Nurullah ARSLAN

Nader Nada
Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department

Burak Ersoy

Ali Beba

Mehmet Emre

Mustafa Seref Akin
Associate Professor

He received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University from Economic Department. He teaches at different universities including Univesity of Missouri, Maltepe University, Fatih University, Ataturk Alato University and Suleiman Demirel University.
He wrote many articles on technology, innovation,  entrepreneurship and "design thinking innovation and entrepreneurship" book. 
he conducted many projects and research on this issue. 

Ahmet Kucuk

Cevdet Meric

Coaches and Mentors

Noman Aziz

Noman Aziz is an Engineer, Designer & Mentor helping young innovators & entrepreneurs to think out of the box and transform premature ideas into viable reality. A masters degree holder in innovation and entrepreneurship, Mr Noman  has spent significant time in European industries and schools. He is an expert in design thinking - which gives freedom to work out innovative business solutions as a team in any field. He has also conducted numerous workshops on design thinking and has been awarded as the best coach in Denmark by SAP. Currently, he is working with an industry to incorporate their vision of expansion by elevating skill levels of employees and improve productivity through LEAN Manufacturing and cultural change.

Nasser Qari

Yahya Zakaria

Muhammad W Al sharif

Muhammad Shahbaz

Suleyman Fincan

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Istanbul is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Nader
  • Muhammad
  • Yahya
  • Suleyman
  • Syed


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